http://pjmedia.com/blog/my-murdered-friend/?print=1 Early in October 1971, six young women in Vancouver, students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, went to a dance one evening. Their names were Gerry, Gail, Linda, Laura, Gemma, and Eileen. Deciding the dance wasn’t any good, they went instead to Linda’s place, and “we all had quite a good time.” Adding […]
DOJ vs. Florida: Round One, Florida Posted By J. Christian Adams
URL to article: http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/06/27/doj-vs-florida-round-one-florida/
The Justice Department has lost the first round in the fight over removing foreigners from Florida voter rolls.
Recall that the radical lawyers in the DOJ Voting Section frantically sued Florida to stop the removal of foreigners from Florida voter rolls. The DOJ lawsuit was a panicked and rushed response to Florida seizing the initiative and suing the Department of Homeland Security for failing to aid Florida’s search for foreigners on state voter rolls. The DOJ claimed the purge plan violated Section 8 of Motor Voter, a statute the Holder DOJ has entirely failed to enforce to remove ineligible voters since January 2009. The DOJ hinted that the purge plan violated the Voting Rights Act but quickly abandoned that theory.
Today, DOJ lost round one, badly. Justice sought a temporary restraining order to stop Florida from moving forward with detection of foreigners on the voter rolls. The Palm Beach Post:
Hinkle denied the request for the emergency stop to the program in part because he said the state was no longer doing it.
But he also rejected Justice Department attorney John Bert Russ’s argument that the non-citizen voter purge violates federal law.
That last part is the most important. DOJ took the radical position (what else is new) that Florida could not remove illegally registered non-citizens from the voter rolls within 90 days of an election. The court rejected this interpretation of Motor Voter.
In fact, sources tell me that the Voting Section chief actually has agreed with the position of Florida in this legal circumstance. He doesn’t believe that Motor Voter can preserve illegally registered voters on the rolls. But these days, rational and thoughtful legal analysis at Justice has given way to partisan law enforcement.
This isn’t the end of the story. Yesterday, True the Vote and Judicial Watch filed a motion to intervene to defend Florida’s non-citizen purge. (Disclosure: I am listed as of counsel on the pleadings.) True the Vote seeks to help Governor Scott enforce the law. It’s a shame we have a Justice Department more interested in keeping foreigners on the voter rolls than prosecuting the ones who committed crimes when they illegally registered to vote.
Neither should this surprise anyone. Since the early days of the Obama administration, this Justice Department has encouraged lawlessness and abandoned law abiding citizens. Priorities, I suppose.
ISRAEL DESERVED A WHACKING FOR THE COURT RULING THAT EVACUATED JEWS FROM THEIR HOME, BUT THE POINT IS THAT ISRAEL WILL GET BASHED AFTER EVERY CONCESSION AND ONLY A DISPLAY OF STRENGTH SUCH AS ENTEBBE, OSYRAK, STUXNET, THE SYRIAN STARTUP REACTOR AND THE 1967 WAR ELICITS RESPECT…..AND RENNERT’S CLINGING TO THE RIDICULOUS NOTION THAT THERE CAN BE A TWO STATE SOLUTION IS SIMPLY MORE POSTURING…..WHEN WILL THEY LEARN AND WHEN WILL RENNERT, A GOOD JOURNALIST AND SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL LEARN?…..RSK
Israel evacuates a settlement, but gets whacked by NY Times anyway
This week saw a generally peaceful evacuation of 30 Jewish settlers from a Beit El neighborhood in the West Bank — a move ordered by Israel’s Supreme Court which found that five buildings were on Palestinian land. For the affected settlers, it was a wrenching experience, but with urgings from their rabbi to comply peacefully, they packed up and moved to new housing elsewhere in Beit El.
One would think that such compliance with a lawful court order on a highly politically sensitive issue might be depicted as Israel going the extra mile to advance the peace process — but not by the New York Times. In fact, in its June 27 edition, the Times runs a purported news article by Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren that manages to use this event to indict Israel as driving another nail in the coffin of a two-state solution. (“Settlers Begin Mandatory Evacuation of a West Bank Outpost” page A10).
In Rudoren’s view, Israel — and only Israel — stands in the way of a peace deal with the Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas is automatically forgiven for refusing to resume negotiations.
Rudoren’s real thrust is to focus on a compromise with the settlers forged by Prime Minister Netanyahu — in exchange for removal of this Beit El neighborhood, Israel will build another 300 homes in parts of Beit El that don’t sit on Palestinian land. But why should this be an impediment to achieving a two-state solution since Israel intends to keep Beit El in any two-state peace deal anyway? Plenty of room would be left on the West Bank for a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.
With an assist from some “experts” dug up by Rudoren, the Times draws its own conclusion that, to achieve peace, Israel must cede all of Beit El to a Palestinian state. Never mind what Israel might demand if peace talks ever resume. Never mind exactly what borders would be drawn for a Palestinian state. Rudoren and the Times, with all their imperious chutzpah, already have determined that Beit El, a town of 7,000 residents north of Jerusalem, must and will end up on the Palestinian side.
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2012/06/the_specious_logic_of_the_left.html Does MSNBC’s Ed Schultz really believe the nonsense that he spouts? His never-ending rants that anyone disagreeing with Obama is a racist are base and irresponsible. Together they form a screed that appears to have no end. Given this insulting and specious logic, we must presume that if Schultz and the rest of his […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/wwii-female-pilot-tells-exhilarating-secret-stories-of-wartime-exploits?f=puball On February 29th, I interviewed Deanie Parrish. I learned of Deanie and her WWII history by researching the women of WWII. I was amazed by what I learned and what she shared with me. Come listen to our conversation… During World War II, women stepped up into the jobs once held by enlisted men. […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/what-has-happened-to-love-of-country Just last week a school principal in Coney Island, New York, banned a song to be played during graduation because she objected to the phrase “G-d bless the USA.” Although the song was banned, students gathered outside in protest and sang the song in front of the school while parents yelled “Burn in Hell” […]
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3135/muslim-persecution-of-christians-may-2012 Elsewhere in Sub-Sahara Africa, wherever Christianity and Islam meet, Christians are being killed, slaughtered, beheaded and even crucified. Unlike those nations, such as Saudi Arabia, that have eliminated Christianity altogether, Muslim countries with significant Christian minorities saw much persecution during the month of May: in Egypt, Christians were openly discriminated against in law […]
Sanctioned Torture Under Islam — on The Glazov Gang
Nonie Darwish, Eric Allen Bell and Dr. Nancy Bonus shed light on the barbaric institution of Muslim slavery.
Save the children…except if they’re Israeli.
I was back at Parliament last night for the launch of a joint report by Save The Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians called Falling Behind – The Effect Of The Blockade On Child Health in Gaza.
The same day a report was released called Children in Military Custody. This may explain why there were only 20 people at my meeting.
It must have been a good day to release bad news about Israel. With politicians, NGOs and charities totally impotent to stop massacres in Syria and starvation and disease in Africa they got back to doing what they do best; delegitimising Israel.
I haven’t had a chance to read Children in Military Custody except to notice that it starts off by stating:
“We have no reason to differ from the view of Her Majesty’s Government and the international community that these settlements are illegal.”
This despite Article 6 of the British Mandate which called for
“close settlement by Jews on the land”. So when did those “settlements” suddenly become “illegal”?
Israeli company grows new bones from fat
Bonus Biogroup’s major breakthrough generates new healthy bone from stem cells harvested from the patient’s own fat.
The bone takes a few months to grow inside a unique bioreactor.
Make no bones about this technology: Bonus Biogroup, a regenerative medicine company in Israel, has found a way to grow human bone from a patient’s own fat, culled during liposuction.
Following successful pre-clinical testing, clinical trials will begin within the next year in Europe or in Israel on applications ranging from growing bones for dental surgery to replacing bone tissue lost through trauma or illness.
“The standard of care today is autologous bone grafting — taking bone from other parts of the body, breaking it and putting it in where needed,” Bonus founder and CEO Shai Meretzki tells ISRAEL21c. “Two operations are needed for the treatment of harvesting bone from another part of the body,” he says. Obviously, this solution isn’t optimal.